Monday, July 31, 2017

Portraits- husband and wife

I made these portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Harris on commission this past weekend.

Lovely people.

Fallen leaf

Gathered from Glencarlyn Park, July 29, 2017.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Twelfth Anniversary | Loving Ruth

Ruth and I met exactly twelve years ago today, at a Thai restaurant near Falls Church, VA. (Thank you Sherri Shunfenthal for creating the shidduch, the match!).

Under ordinary circumstances we celebrate by returning to that restaurant to relive the moment and to renew, but as we're currently in Alaska, this, instead...

By the banks of a glacier-fed river.

I love you Ruth. Here's to many more years of continuing to grow in life and love together.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Anchorage , Alaska

Ruth and I arrived in Anchorage today after a long flight.

We walked around a bit. It's a pleasant and plain city surrounded by water and mountain ranges.

And the sun is staying up late. Time for us to rest up, though.

North, to Alaska... Off to Denali tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SUN magazine cover- 500th issue

The upcoming August 2017 issue of the SUN magazine will have my photograph serving as their cover. I am humbled and honored to have this image grace such an extraordinary publication.

I also appreciate the kind note from publisher Sy Safransky about how pleased he is regarding this photograph being paired with the anniversary issue.

The photograph was made at a fierce and righteous protest in Washington DC on January 20, 2017 against the inauguration of Donald Trump. A variant of this photograph was also included in the recently published book "UnPresidented."

Friday, July 07, 2017

Rawan Saleh at SkillsUSA / strong woman

Rawan Saleh is a recent immigrant to the United States from Jordan. She attends Fern Creek High School in Louisville Kentucky, and she has won numerous competitions for public speaking, and recently competed at a national level at SkillsUSA.

She is a bright, fierce , and highly articulate spokesperson for her ideas and identity.

Salaam aleikum, and much continued success to her.

SkillsUSA Conference 2017 / Louisville KY

I just documented my 32nd SkillsUSA National Leadership Skills Competition, held again this year in Louisville, Kentucky. Sixteen thousand-plus people attended, and many of these competed in their trades for national-level medals. 

Thanks as always to the great SkillsUSA staff: Tom Hall, Ann Schreiber, Craig Moore, Tom Kercheval, Jane DeShong Short, Karen Kitzel, Darlene Helena, co-photographers Clay Allen, William Fambrough Jr.,  Janet Cantore Watson, and the whole terrific SkillsUSA communications team. We survived yet another interesting year of Hell Week.

Here are a set of my favorite personal images.